ST JAMES’ COI, CRINKEN
Worship Service for Sunday, February 5,: 11 a.m. – Sunday Praise
Services of Worship on Sunday, February 5: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion; 11 a.m. – Holy Communion; 7 p.m. – Evening Prayer.
ST ANNE’S PARISH
Resource Centre Hours: St Anne’s Resource Centre is open 9 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those requiring Baptism/Confirmation certificates or application forms for baptism can obtain them during the above hours. Please note that the Parish Office is the only place where certificates and application forms can be processed.
Mass Times: Mass is celebrated in St Anne’s Church at 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Monday to Friday (except August and September). Weekend Mass times are Saturday 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass and on Sunday at 8 a.m., 10.30 a.m. (Family Mass), midday, and 6 p.m. Confessions are heard on Saturdays after the 10 a.m. Mass, between 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m., and after the 6.30 p.m. Mass. Mass is now broadcast online and can be viewed by logging onto the parish website: stannesparishshankill.com and then clicking onto video link.
St Patrick’s Chapel, Loughlinstown: The celebration of the Sunday 9 a.m. Mass has now ceased in the chapel and will not resume till later this year when essential maintenance has been completed.
Baptism Times: Baptisms take place in St Anne’s Church at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month and at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. A month’s notice is required. Please contact the St Anne’s Parish Office located in St Anne’s Resource Centre to make your arrangements. Please note that when visiting the Parish Office to arrange a baptism, the child’s birth certificate should be brought as it necessary to photocopy it for the parish records but it will be returned immediately.
Pre-Baptism Meetings: Pre-Baptism Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month for parents presenting their children for baptism the following month. The next meeting will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 8 p.m. in St, Anne’s Resource Centre for all parents whose children are being Baptised in February.
Room Hire – St Anne’s Resource Centre: At present we have availability in the centre for room hire. If you are interested in running your class or course please contact Melissa Tobin at 01 2822777 for further information. Facilities include Free car park, tea or coffee, Use of whiteboard and projector, Flipchart Stands. Three rooms available with capacity for 80 people, 25 people, or 15 people.
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament: The UAC hold Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the 22nd of each month. This is a worldwide initiative by the Pallottine Family to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life. Please join in prayer with the Pallottine Union of Catholic Apostolate to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. For further information contact Pat Maguire at 087 7532780.
The feast of St Blaise – This Friday: St Blaise had a privileged childhood and qualified as a physician prior to his invitation to become a bishop (Bishops were elected differently in those days). At this time, some Christians were persecuted for openly practising their faith. He saved a young boy from choking one day and his reputation as a healer spread. Some people brought sick or injured animals to him. During his ministry, he received Divine inspiration that his life could be in danger and went to live in seclusion in a cave. Unfortunately, a group of hunters discovered him and handed him over to the Governor. It is said that during his time in captivity, he cured a Lady’s pig. She was so full of gratitude that she gave him some candles to brighten up his cell and hence the association of candles with the Saint. He suffered immense torture at the hands of his captors and eventually was killed because of his faithfulness to Christianity.
To celebrate the feast of St Blaise, Blessing of the Throats will take place immediately after the 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Mass on Friday.
The Presentation of Our Lord – Tomorrow (Thursday): On this day, we remember when Our Lady brought the baby Jesus to the Temple. It was a tradition in that region, that according to the Law of Moses, Mothers visited the Temple with their babies, 40 days after birth as part of a purification ritual. Simeon, a devout elderly man was inspired by the Holy Spirit that he would meet God during his lifetime. He was drawn to the Temple that day and held the baby Jesus in his arms and gave praise to God, saying: ‘Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel’
Catholic Schools Week: We welcome the children from St Anne’s and Scoil Mhuire National Schools to Mass each morning this week as we continue to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. The theme for this year is ‘Learning with Pope Francis to Care for Our Common Home.’ Today (Wednesday) – 4th Class: Grandparents: watching over our common home; tomorrow (Thursday) – 5th Class: Protecting our common home; Friday – sixth Class: Sharing our common home.
First Friday: This Friday is the First Friday of the month and the Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel will be open from 10.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Priests will be available on this day to visit the housebound and sick in the parish. Please contact the Parish Office if someone you know would like a priest to visit them.
Healing Mass: On Saturday, February 11, the 6.30 p.m. Mass will be a Mass of Healing with Anointing of the sick.
Youth 2000 – Meeting for Youth: We invite all 16- to 35-yearolds to come to the church every Thursday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. to gather for a time of Adoration, prayer, music, reflection and fellowship. Followed by a cup of tea and social from 9 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in St Anne’s Resource Centre. youth2000.ie.
Hospitality: Hospitality takes place after 10.30 a.m. Mass on the second and fourth Sunday of each month in St Anne’s Resource Centre.
Parent and Toddler Group: Meets in St Anne’s Resource Centre every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to midday. €4 for parent and Child (including tea or coffee and Biscuits). For further information please contact Iarla Dunphy 086 3513221.
Appeal For Adorers. Did you know that our Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel is open Monday to Friday from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and also from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. At present, we are appealing for people to ‘watch one hour’ with the Lord. There will be a book in the Chapel for you to sign in. If there is no one present when you have to leave the Chapel, we ask that you close over the tabernacle doors.
Altar Society: The Altar Society comprises of parishioners who prepare and arrange floral displays for the church each week, working either singly or in pairs. The use of fresh flowers enhances the church space especially the sanctuary, and these floral displays also help to reflect the changing Seasons of both the calendar year and the church’s year. If you are interested in joining the Altar Society please call into the Parish Office.
Vacancies: We presently, have vacancies on our Community Employment Project for an Office Administrator/Receptionist and a Caretaker/Ground’s Person. If you are eligible for CE and interested in either position, please leave your CV into St Anne’s Resource Centre for the attention of Melissa Tobin.
The Altar Society: The Altar Society currently has only three members looking after the flowers for St Anne’s Church. We need more people to help with flower arranging. If you are interested, and have a few hours to spare, please contact the Parish Office.
Suggestion Box: We now have a Suggestion Box in the church. We welcome suggestions/Comments/ideas you may have with regard to improving our Parish Community. These suggestions will be brought to the Pastoral Council Meetings which are held monthly.
Men’s coffee morning: The Men’s coffee morning takes place every Friday from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. in St Anne’s Resource Centre. Please join us if you are free.
Support Network for Separated, Divorced and Re-married People: A Support Network for Separated, Divorced and Re-married People has been set up and is open to people of any faith denomination. All are welcome to contact us by texting 087 3814213 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All communications will be guaranteed complete confidentiality and everyone will be warmly welcome.
Gluten Free Hosts: Gluten Free Hosts are available for Holy Communion. Please advise the Sacristan if you require one.
Facebook: St Anne’s parish is now on Facebook. Search for St Anne’s parish, Shankill; click on ‘pages’ (left hand side under All Results); ‘like’ the page; receive updates directly into your Facebook account.
St Anne’s Parish Website: The parish website is stannespcrishshakill.com.
The Shankill Active Retirement Association (SARA) meets at 3 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in St Anne’s Resource Centre. New members always welcome.
This Saturday morning the February First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association and Meals on Wheels, will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., ay which there will be h a great selection of books available at bargain prices so make a point of calling into the book sale on Saturday morning and avail of the opportunity to pick up some excellent reading material for the Spring. Donations of books, other than school/text books, accepted on the day.
Opening hours for Shankill Library are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and on alternate Fridays and Saturdays – the library will closed this Friday but open on Saturday. The library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. To renew or inquire about a book call 01 2827801 or email email@example.com.
Tonight (Wednesday) the February meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society, the local histo- ry society for Shankill Ballybrack and surrounding area, takes place at 8 p.m. in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin at which Nicola Gordon Bowe will present her lecture ‘Harry Clarke.’ All welcome – new members welcome.
Members are reminded that annual membership subscriptions for 2017 of €25 fell due for renewal on January 1 and can be renewed at the Wednesday, February 1, meeting.
In the meantime members of the Rathmichael Historical Society are invited to attend several events including tomorrow (Thursday) night’s 8 p.m. meeting of the Mount Merrion Historical Society in the Mount Merrion Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin, at which Dr Angus Mitchell will present his lecture ‘Casement/ Alice Stopford Green’ – admission €4; and to next Tuesday night’s 8 p.m. meeting of the Kilmacanogue History Society in the Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow, at which Joe Mooney will present his lecture ‘Seán Keating: Art, Politics, and Building the Irish Nation’ – admission €4.
The guild meets on the second Monday of the month at 3.30 p.m. in St Anne’s Resource Centre. Craft Morning takes place in St Anne’s Resource Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Culture outings are held at different times throughout the year. New members always welcome – contact Patricia O’Connor at 282 0733.
SHANKILL GAA CLUB
In last Thursday week’s club development lotto draw numbers drawn were 5, 15, 25 and 26; no jackpot winner. Lucky-dip winners David Cole, Frances Morgan and Jason O’Sullivan. Next draw was last Thursday night in Brady’s pub when the jackpot was a whopping €1,250. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.
Our Academy is back in action every Saturday at 10 a.m. in St Laurence’s college. Cost is €2 per child, there is no annual subscription and all equipment is provided free of charge.
The club AGM will be held next Monday night at 8 p.m. in St Anne’s Resource Centre Shankill. Our under-14 boys and men’s adult football teams are looking for extra players for next season. Under-14 players contact Gabriel 085 7254897 and adults Kevin 086 8449902. For more information on the club contact secretary.shankill.dublingaa.ie, or call 086 4010438. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
CLUNY OPEN EVENING
St Joseph of Cluny Secondary School for girls, Killiney are holding an Open Evening tonight (Wednesday) from 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Contact 01 2855027 for further information.
SHANKILL BOWLING CLUB
You can still make it your New Year’s resolution to join Shankill Bowls Club, your local club and get good healthy exercise. Join now. Welcoming ladies and men. Contact Paddy Hughes PRO at 01 2822740.
Brian Stapleton, Adeline O’Neill, Rosaleen Power and Christopher Healy taking part in the tin whistle workshop given by Rie Maruyama (left) at the Harbour Bar as part of the Banjo & Bovril Festival.